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Carson McCullers


An acclaimed twentieth-century American writer in the Southern Gothic genre, she actually is most widely known for The Heart is a Depressed Hunter (1940) as well as the Member of the marriage (1946). Her various other works are the Ballad from the Sad Café (1951) and Clock Without Hands (1961). She still left her indigenous Georgia at age group seventeen with programs to review piano on the Juilliard College in NEW YORK. However, a episode of rheumatic fever compelled her go back to the South and re-focused her interest from music to composing. Reflecting her very own tumultuous lifestyle, her novels often depict individuals’ lonely internal lives. She was created Lula Carson Smith in Columbus, Georgia. She acquired a stormy romantic relationship with her hubby, Reeves McCullers; they divorced after he was present forging a few of her royalty assessments. They remarried in 1945, but their union found a tragic end (Reeves McCullers wiped out himself in 1953). She was motivated by playwright Tennessee Williams to create her popular function, The Person in the marriage. Both Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote belonged to McCullers’s internal circle of close friends.

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Full Name Carson McCullers
Date Of Birth February 19, 1917
Died September 29, 1967, Nyack, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Columbus, GA
Profession Novelist
Education Columbus High School, Columbia University, Juilliard School, New York University
Nationality American
Spouse Reeves McCullers
Parents Lamar Smith, Vera Waters
Siblings Margarita G. Smith
Awards Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best American Play
Movies The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, Women & Men 2, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Reflections in a Golden Eye, The Member of the Wedding, Une Pierre, Un Arbre, Un Nuage
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1 American novelist, story writer and dramatist whose work is usually set in the Deep South. Her style has been described as "southern gothic'.
2 She was plagued by ill-health for most of her life. Her husband was a psychotic who eventually killed himself.
3 Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 132, pp. 274-281. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.



A Tree a Rock a Cloud 2016 Short post-production
A Domestic Dilemma 2009 Short short story
The Member of the Wedding 1997 TV Movie novel "The Member of the Wedding"
Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules 1991 TV Movie story "A Domestic Dilemma"
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe 1991 novel
The Member of the Wedding 1982 TV Movie play - novel
Une pierre, un arbre, un nuage 1981 Short short story
A Tree, a Rock, a Cloud 1978 Short story
Zurück, wo ich begann 1970 TV Movie play
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter 1968 novel
Reflections in a Golden Eye 1967 novel
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1964 TV Series story - 1 episode
Camera Three 1963 TV Series novel - 2 episodes
ITV Play of the Week 1960 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The DuPont Show of the Month 1958 TV Series play - 1 episode
Theatre Night 1957 TV Series play - 1 episode
Omnibus 1953 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Member of the Wedding 1952 novel / play

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1 [on writing] The writer must hew the phantom rock.
2 [on solitude] Once you have lived with another, it is a great torture to have to live alone.
3 But the hearts of small children are delicate organs. A cruel beginning in this world can twist them into curious shapes.

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